Participation Opportunities

This event invites all non-professional choirs of the world to participate, offering fair and realistic competition to experienced competitive choirs as well as to choirs with relatively little international experience. The 4th Asia Pacific Choir Games combined with the Grand Prix of Nations Colombo 2017 offers the Open Competition, the Asia Pacific Champions Competition and the Grand Prix of Nations Colombo 2017. These three competitions allow choirs the opportunity to participate at the appropriate level an even to qualify for the higher levels.

Choirs that do not want to participate in the competitions have the chance to perform with choirs from around the world in Friendship Concerts, in an international Festival Stage Choir or to be evaluated and learn from respected international conductors.

A – The Competitions
B – Non-Competitive Evaluation
C – Festival

"My choir and I truly enjoyed our very first INTERKULTUR event, the Asia Pacific Choir Games in Manado! Thank you very much! Will surely come again to one of your future events. More power to all of you."

Normita Bing Rio-Pablico, SLU Glee Club Choir, St. Louis University Baguio, Philippines

"All of us had a great time there, and the success of your festival left on us very good impressions. Many of the choir members speak highly of your festival's organization and high-level competition, and for them it was really an unforgettable experience."

Zhang Xihai, Chinese Musicians' Association, CCB Philarmonic Choir, China

"Thank you very much for a fantastic and well-organized choir festival! Just very shortly a big applause to all of you who has arranged a very nice and interested trip to all of us."

Per Rydqvist, Tyresö Kören, Sweden

Registration Information

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You are interested in participating in this event series? Then have a look right now at our overview, which provides information about when the event will be held the next time. There you can also find further dates and destinations of our events taking place worldwide.

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Event Details

Schedule of the Event
Celebration Concerts
Festival hymn "Asia Aura"
Artistic Committee

Participating Groups

We are happy to welcome 72 choirs from 9 nations to the 4th Asia Pacific Choir Games in Colombo!

China, Croatia, India, Latvia, Russia
Indonesia, Iran, Thailand
Sri Lanka 1
Sri Lanka 2

Greetings from Sri Lanka

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Colombo is the largest city of Sri Lanka and a popular tourist destination. It is a busy and vibrant place with a mixture of modern life and colonial buildings and ruins. Until 1982 it was the legislative capital of Sri Lanka. Due to its large harbour and its strategic position along the East-West sea trade routes, Colombo was known to ancient traders 2,000 years ago. It was made the capital of the island when Sri Lanka was ceded to the British Empire in 1815, and its status as capital was retained when the nation became independent in 1948. In 1978, when administrative functions were moved to Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, Colombo was designated as the commercial capital of Sri Lanka. Like many cities, Colombo's urban area extends well beyond the boundaries of a single local authority, encompassing other municipal and urban councils. The main city is home to a majority of Sri Lanka's corporate offices, restaurants and entertainment venues. Famous landmarks in Colombo include Galle Face Green, Viharamahadevi Park, Beira Lake, Colombo Racecourse, Planetarium, University of Colombo, Mount Lavinia beach, Nelum Pokuna Theatre, Colombo Lotus Tower (is being constructed) as well as the National Museum.



Competition Results

Open Competition
26 GOLDEN Diplomas37 SILVER Diplomas2 BRONZE Diplomas
Asia Pacific Champions Competition
31 GOLDEN Medals11 SILVER Medals0 BRONZE Medals
Grand Prix of Nations
19 GOLDEN Medals4 SILVER Medals0 BRONZE Medals

Results(411 KB)

How was the last time?

Are you interested in former events of this series? Check out the last edition of the Asian Pacific Choir Games!